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    We should have gone to a single payer system from the start, but republicans blocked it. What's the debate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    We should have gone to a single payer system from the start, but republicans blocked it. What's the debate?
    Do you agree with the article that we are headed to a single payer system? Do you think we should go to a single payer system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Do you agree with the article that we are headed to a single payer system? Do you think we should go to a single payer system?
    Do you know what a single payer system is Bonita? It's Medicare, essentially. Do you disagree with Medicare? I already answered your second question- as to what the future holds I don't have my crystal ball w me tonight. I'd hope so as its a lot more practical than this mess Obama has us headed into.
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    "Obamacare" is Romneycare. It is a stop-gap. They are trying so hard not to get a single payer system which would eliminate so many of those health insurance companies and their massive profits, instead focusing on the health of citizens, that they adopted this half-system, which pretends to help people, and probably does help a few, but keeps the profits funneling into the pockets of a few.

    Eventually the US will have to go to a single payer system, every other developed nation has realized that it is a basic necessity to keep their resources (workers!) healthy. But Romneycare, but making it slightly better but not addressing the real issues, is delaying the adoption of a single payer health insurance system. It's unfortunate, and what I like least about Obama.
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    As someone who works at a health insurance company that is not for profit I have a few issues with a single pay system none of which has to do with my job.

    The biggest one is that I'm not fond of how Medicare is run now. I think it's a great idea but I think it is poorly run.

    Even with a single payer system there will typically be a huge need for extended or supplemental insurance so you will probably still have to purchase insurance to get additional benefits.

    Those are just a few. As for the profit information, with NHCR companies how to show that they are paying a certain percentage of premiums (I think 88 or something like that...I'm blanking) on claims or they have to issue payouts. So large profits are not going to really happen anymore even with for profit insurance.
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    Using medicare as a reason for adopting a single payer system is a very bad idea. The administration of Medicare is so poorly executed. I dont know a single person that thinks the government does a good job with Medicare, and most use medicare as a reason we shouldnt go to a single payer system.

    I do think Obamacare will lead to a single payer system, but I think it is because it will get so much worse then it is right now people will be begging for anything to get rid of Obamacare
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    Heading toward a single payer .. yes..
    Should we? no.. I am much more for free market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    Using medicare as a reason for adopting a single payer system is a very bad idea. The administration of Medicare is so poorly executed. I dont know a single person that thinks the government does a good job with Medicare, and most use medicare as a reason we shouldnt go to a single payer system.

    I do think Obamacare will lead to a single payer system, but I think it is because it will get so much worse then it is right now people will be begging for anything to get rid of Obamacare
    See, I don't think that's how it will happen. At least I hope not. Is it perfect? No. Is anything perfect? No. I don't think it will get so bad that the people, who right now don't want anything, will all of a sudden be begging for the government to be the only payer.
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    I wasn't using Medicare as a reason- I was using it as an example of what is already in existence as I am assuming bonita posted this with the assumption from her political views that single payer is terrible that it already exists. I don't believe she knows what single payer means.....but yes, I believe that this would be a better system for our country as a whole. There will still be alternative options available to those who can afford them or want them.

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